May 23, 2019
Letter

History lesson

We, the 6th grade class at Machias Valley Christian School, think everyone should vote this year. Years ago thousands of people didn’t have the right to vote and struggled for the right to vote. The 15th amendment said that African American people could vote. Then in 1920, women became able to vote thanks to the 19th amendment. Then in 1978, the 26th amendment stated that 18 year-olds were allowed to vote. Another law was passed in 1924 that American Indians could vote.

Think about it; is it fair to the people who fought for this right and to our country if all of us don’t use this privilege to vote? Vote! Make the difference you want to see.

Katelin Davis, Seth Gatcomb, Chelsea Moore, Luke Nehrings

Machias


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